Safety and reliability of hepatic radiofrequency ablation near the inferior vena cava: an experimental study.


PURPOSE The heat-sink effect produced by rapid blood flow through large vessels (diameter (D) ≥ 5 mm) is an important factor that influences ablation zone size after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Currently, however, the interactions between hepatic RFA lesions and large vessels are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/02656736.2010.508762